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James Higson

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James Higson last won the day on May 22 2019

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About James Higson

  • Birthday 12/20/1990

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    West Yorkshire England
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    Patternwelding, Beekeeping, Bonsai, Rugby, Beer.

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  1. Cast some blocks to put under the cast floor and put the wool around these 'feet'? Using them as supports.
  2. Dear Knife and Swordey Brethren, This is the first knife I've decided to post for sale as I mainly do personal commissions or send knives as presents but thought I'd see if anyone was interested in this one. Blade - 15N20/1095 - 5.5" Handle - Zebrano and American Walnut with copper pins and lanyard pin Looking for £250, a tooled leather sheath of your own design can be made for an additional £80 if you'd like. Postage dependent on where in the world you call home
  3. As an avid player of the games and reader of the books I've only watched two episodes but I think they've captured the character of geralt pretty well, mannerisms and voice etc. Also the music is how I thought it should be, probably just taken straight from the witcher 3 game score. Not particularly keen on the fact that you can easily see the cast plastic seams on the sword cross and pommels though.
  4. Definitely don't need to harden it to etch, it should etch fine, just a little less dark in the pallet banding. All I can think of is give it more time in the acid and double check it definitely was the same steel you were using and you didnt accidentally stack up a solid billet of 15N20! (I've definitely made that sorrowful mistake before!) Also, are you thoroughly degreasing it pre-etch?
  5. Depending on the size a bowtie would be recommended and then fill the crack with epoxy.
  6. Very slick, well executed patternwelding and cool blade shape!
  7. Very slick casting! Watching this with interest. How did you cast? Ceramic shell or plaster? James
  8. Damn, my primary school science teaching has let me down again! Cheers Alan, loads of new stuff to me there.
  9. Forge welding is forming ionic bonds between the atoms. All you need is one of the materials to have enough energy in its atoms to form those bonds with the atoms around it. Job done.
  10. What Alan said. You could always go well outside the box and use salt water etching to etch ridiculously deep and then undercut the edges for inlay with a rotary tool? Never done it but makes a little sense in my head.
  11. Cheers Doug for the very kind words! I am sorry to see it go as with everything I make I just want to keep it but Sam will give it a proper using so I cant wait to get his feedback.
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